New Student Checklist
The start of your first semester is a busy and exciting time. Taking care of the items on this checklist will help you make a smooth transition into college life at Seneca. We’ve even suggested some timelines to help you prioritize tasks.
After Accepting Your Offer
Activate Your My.Seneca Account
Apply for Transfer Credit
Transfer Credits are granted for courses taken at other postsecondary institutions and deemed equivalent to a required course for your Seneca program.
One Month Before
Arrange Educational Accommodations
Academic Accommodations are available for students with a disability. Contact Counselling and Accessibility Services to make an appointment.
*The earlier you make the appointment, the sooner academic accommodations can be put in place.
Book Your Skills Assessment
The Skills Assessment is a tool to determine academic placement for English and/or math. To view your program’s requirements, other preparatory resources, and our online booking system visit the Skills Assessment website.
Sign Up for a Mentor
SMILE Mentoring offers new students an opportunity to connect with a senior student-mentor in their program area who can support them in their transition to college.
More information and to apply:
- SMILE Mentoring website
One Week Before
Register for Virtual Orientation
Join us online for Virtual Orientation. Watch on-demand videos, meet your Dean, and discover student life. Enjoy online sessions and a chat room that will answer all of your questions. Register now.
Access Your Timetable & Pay Your Fees
Get Your OneCard
- Upload your own photo
- Pick up your official student ID card at your campus OneCard Office:
- King – GH1077
- Markham – G14
- Newnham – B1015
- Seneca@York – S1040
Enter the Locker Rental Lottery
Lockers are available for rent. They are assigned based on a random lottery system each semester. Enter the lottery.
*One student per locker. Lock is provided by Seneca.
First Day of Class
Attend Your Classes
If you have questions or need help finding your classes, approach one of our ambassadors who may be identified by their red “Ask Me” shirts or button and welcoming smile.
Get a Seneca Student Handbook
Stay organized! Visit the Seneca Student Federation (SSF) office at your campus to obtain an official student agenda/planner:
- King – MH1500
- Markham – M345
- Newnham – F1525
- Seneca@York – S2014
Purchase/Rent Your Textbooks
Once you’ve attended your first class and your professor has confirmed the required texts and resources, visit the Bookstore to make your purchase.
Participate in Orientation Events
Attend fairs, webinars, and awareness days to learn important information. It’s also a great way to meet new friends. View our calendar of events:
- Orientation website
Be an active member of Seneca’s community. Visit the Student Life website to learn about Athletics & Recreation, clubs, student government and the Seneca Leadership program.
Ask for Help
Visit Student Services at each of our four main campuses. Our door is always open, please drop-by or email us: email@example.com.
Seneca Leadership Program
Are you looking to:
- Get involved
- Meet new people
- Develop your leadership skills
- Build a comprehensive resume?
Then the Seneca Leadership Program is for YOU.